The virtual stage is set for Road Safety GB’s online PTW Riders’ event, with a Question Time session among the highlights of the first week.
The three-week event, titled ‘PTW Riders: improving safety and reducing collisions and casualties’, is sponsored by Devitt Insurance and gets underway today (Mon 8 March).
The programme comprises 20 pre-recorded presentations and podcasts which are being published at 10am each working day over the next three weeks – as well as a live workshop and the Question Time session.
All of the content is available free-of-charge, but registration is required for the two live events. Click here to view the full agenda.
Week one at a glance
The event kicks off today with a double header, including a presentation from Alex Stedmon (founder of Open Road Simulation).
Professor Stedmon will unveil the findings of a unique research programme in which a series of innovative road markings were trialled in Scotland in order to ‘prime’ rider behaviour on approach to demanding bends.
At the same time, a new edition of the RSGB Talk podcast discussing Motorcycle Roadcraft – the Police Rider’s Handbook – will also be released.
Hosted by Nick Rawlings, the podcast features Lisa Daniels and Dan Whittle from the Stationary Office (TSO); and inspector Colin Reid from Police Scotland.
The Question Time session is on Thursday 11 March (11.00am). The panellists for the session are:
- Karen Cole, director of safety and training, MCIA
- Dr Cris Burgess, senior lecturer in psychology, University of Exeter
- Colin Brown, director of campaigns and political engagement, MAG
- Iain Temperton, Traject Road Safety Specialist
Click here to register to join the audience for this session (FOC).
New on the agenda
A number of new presentations have been added to the agenda for weeks two and three.
These include a presentation by Kevin Williams from Survival Skills Rider Training (19 March).
In the presentation, titled The Science Of Being Seen (SOBS), Kevin will discuss how to proactively prevent ‘sorry mate I didn’t see you’ (SMIDSY) collisions between drivers and motorcyclists.
Meanwhile, on 25 March Peter Riley from Airvest will deliver a presentation titled An industry which keeps doing the same things …..will get the same results.
Peter will explain the important role that airbags can play in reducing motorcycle KSIs.